Each player has his own ark and wants to take as many animals on board as he can.
Unfortunately, some guy called Noah claims all animal pairs for himself and has obtained an anti-pairing law. Therefore, any animal that a player has exactly twice on board at the end of the game must be discarded. However, you can circumvent the law if you manage to gather three, four or even five animals of a species. These are considered a herd and are not only permitted, but are even more valuable. It could be so easy if it wasn?t for one small issue: to form a herd, there usually is no way around getting a pair first... When the arks depart, will you win the game by having the most valuable single animals and herds on board?
ANIMALS ON BOARD is very easy to learn, yet poses tricky decisions. Do you gamble for herds or strike at opportune moments due to attentive play? Will you split a crowd in just the way you need and hope to get it later? Or will you try to screw the others by dividing their obvious crowds of interest? Whatever you do, you will feel the excitement of this fast, brilliant family game.